|Su-29 at Kubinka airfield|
|Developed from||Sukhoi Su-26|
The Sukhoi Su-29 is a Russian two-seat sports aerobatics aircraft with a 268 kW (360 hp) radial engine. It was designed based on the Su-26 aircraft and inherited most design and technical features of its predecessor. Due to wide use of composite materials, which share up to 60% of the Su-29 aircraft structure, the empty weight is increased by only 50 kg (110 lb) as compared to the Su-26 aircraft empty weight.
The Su-29 is used for the initial pilot aerobatics education, flight training, and participation of pilots in aerobatics competitions and air shows, as well as for maintaining flight skills of military and civil pilots.
- Argentine Air Force ordered eight Su-29ARs to equip the Cruz del Sur (Southern Cross) aerobatic team.
Specifications (Sukhoi Su-29)
- Crew: 2
- Length: 7.32 m (24 ft 0¼ in)
- Wingspan: 8.20 m (26 ft 10¾ in)
- Height: 2.87 m (9 ft 5 in)
- Wing area: 12.24 m² (131.8 sq ft)
- Empty weight: 760 kg (1,675 lb)
- Max. takeoff weight: 1,100 kg (2,425 lb)
- Powerplant: 1 × Vedeneyev M-14P 9-cylinder radial engine, 265 kW (360 hp)
- Never exceed speed: 450 km/h (243 knots, 280 mph)
- Maximum speed: 340 km/h (183 knots, 211 mph)
- Cruise speed: 295 km/h (159 knots, 183 mph)
- Stall speed: 110 km/h (59 knots, 68 mph)
- Ferry range: 965 km (520 nmi, 600 mi)
- Service ceiling: 4,000 m (13,125 ft)
- Rate of climb: 18.0 m/s (3,543 ft/min)
- Load factor: -10g to 12g
- Roll rate: greater than 360 degree/second
- Related development
- Sap 2002, pp. 78–79.
- Lambert 1993, p.315.
- Su-26, 29, 31 Specifications
- Lambert, Martin. Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1993–94. Coulsdon, UK:Jane's Data Division, 1993. ISBN 0-7106-1066-1.
- Sap, Marnix. "Groupo Aéreo de Caza: Argentina's fighter school". International Air Power Review, Volume 3, Winter 2001/2002. Norwalk, Ct, USA:AIRtime Publishing, 2002. ISBN 18800588366. ISSN 1473-9917. pp. 76–79.
- Su-29 Pilot's Guide (in Russian)
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